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Elan Restore - Purists look away

PostPost by: Mister E » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:10 am

Forming 26r style headlights. Lip will be trimmed down after block sanding.
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PostPost by: Mister E » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:41 am

Primer applied!
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:31 am

Kevin, your moving along fairly quickly with your rebuild and it's looking good. I like the gold chassis! Keep up the great work.
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PostPost by: Mister E » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:55 am

Certified Lotus wrote:Kevin, your moving along fairly quickly with your rebuild and it's looking good. I like the gold chassis! Keep up the great work.

Glen, thank you for the kind words. Moving along, but wish it was going a little quicker.

Delivered the "2 inch SU" head to engine builder yesterday. He's seen about everything in the twincam world. His comment after looking at it was "this is going to be an interesting build".

For once in my life, I am doing what I want and to hell with what it costs. Total self indulgence. Can't afford to make a habit out of it, but it's pretty dang fun.
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PostPost by: Mister E » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:57 pm

Guide coat applied.
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:28 pm

Great project and build, I'm doing something similar and will also upset the purists, tough!
Any further progress? - keep posting! it's great to see these threads.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:51 am

Mister E wrote:Guide coat applied.


Purty colour!
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PostPost by: Mister E » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:18 pm

Well it's been a while and not a whole bunch of progress to report. The color coat has yet to be sprayed and the motor is not done. Both are getting close though. Finished another guide coat and finish sanding for paint. Engine update "Head is restored
Block is bored, maged, cleaned, and line honed( one cap was not even engaging the bearing).
All parts are here, and good with exception of a couple that are not within standard."

Will update with photos at some point. Dare I hope for spring completion????
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PostPost by: Mister E » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:07 am

Shiny engine bits almost ready for assembly. Only one is mine.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:14 am

That is the kind of engine shop I look for, one that does lots of the same type of engines I want rebuilt. Your getting closer. Summer driving looks possible!
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PostPost by: Mister E » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:03 am

Headlight area fabricated.
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PostPost by: Mister E » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:07 am

Certified Lotus wrote:That is the kind of engine shop I look for, one that does lots of the same type of engines I want rebuilt. Your getting closer. Summer driving looks possible!

Thanks Glen. I am lucky to be in the Pacific Northwest. We have not one but two Twin Cam shops that are absolutely first rate.
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:11 pm

Mister E wrote:Headlight area fabricated.


Wow, I like this! Any chance of some 'how it was done' photos?
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PostPost by: Mister E » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:03 am

A bit more progress. Some color going on!
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PostPost by: dbarton62 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:51 pm

Very nice
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